Lagoon

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Updated Jun 13, 2014

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3.3 12 reviews

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    The biggest and most successful place I ran for 1 year deal and we grossed $9 million.

    General Manager (Former Employee) Essington, PA

    ProsI am looking to be part of any restaurant because I miss the passion I have for the business and I have the energy to work 60 to 80 hours a week to reach my goals.

    ConsWorking at the Lagoon was such a full time project I actually lived in one of the hotel rooms 6 days a week while my family was in Maryland.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe bigger the place the more people you need to look busy and you have to upscale your public relations and be very aggressive in getting people to come to your place

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    Campground Attendent

    Campground Attendant (Former Employee) Farmington, UT

    ProsGood management, easy job, need good customer service skills

    ConsNo real opportunity for advancement unless you stay there for a few years. Even then its a small raise.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Fun at times, but not fun most of the time.

    Admissions (Former Employee)

    ProsGet in for free, discounts for family, good hours.

    ConsSome of the guests are very rude, got sent home early a lot, high prices on food even for employees.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Maintenance Manager (Current Employee) Farmington, UT

    ProsA lot of great people to work with. A lot of variety in what you work on and interesting projects. Good profit sharing benefit.

    ConsEven though the owner is there and always watching you with hundreds of cameras, he is completely out of touch with his employees and feels most of them are expendable. Wages are far below average. Hours are often long and there is no time and a half for overtime.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet in touch with your employees, very few are are happy to be there.

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    Good place for part time students looking for a first job, not so good for the career minded.

    Management (Current Employee) Farmington, UT

    ProsFlexible work schedule, good people to work with, broad areas of experience because of the nature of the business.

    ConsLagoon used to be a wonderful place to work that valued it's employees and provided incentives and perks to do a good job. Now it seems the company president lays awake nights thinking of ways to demoralize Lagoon's employees. Lagoon is managed not by strong leadership but by security cameras which are everywhere, even in some offices. It's an oppressive, demoralizing environment.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGo back to the days when employees were valued. Allow those doing the jobs to have input on how to make them better. Lead through trust, not fear.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Lagoon job

    Front End/Ticketing (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat place to start out

    ConsNot always appreciated, no raises except when you turn a specific age

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Ride Operator (Former Employee) Farmington, UT

    ProsEmployees get free admission into the park, and a limited number of discount passes every month. I liked operating the rides, and I became friends with some of my coworkers.

    ConsYou'll have to work long hours standing up outside. It's often very hot, and at the end of the season it may get cold enough to snow. You can't wear a jacket or hat unless it's lagoon merchandise, and you must buy it yourself. The fences around the rides become very hot in the sun, so it's not a good idea to lean against them or touch them with your bare skin. The worst part of the job is trying to help dissatisfied guests. Park guests are often very rude when confronted about following the rules, and they're likely to vent their frustration about pricing or predetermined safety requirements onto you as an employee, whether you have control over those things or not.

    Advice to Senior ManagementScheduling could be improved. I heard many stories of coworkers being called in their approved days off, and management refusing to acknowledge the error.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Helped me matured into an adult

    Games Operator (Former Employee) Farmington, UT

    ProsThe people really define how great your experience will be. I worked in the Game Department for two summers. There were many awesome people and I made a lot of friends while working. You gain a lot of socials skills by being able to talk to customers day in and day out.

    ConsHours can be long and the pay is minimum wage. Management can also difficult but they are upstanding most of the time.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease treat red-badgers with more respect. Show that you value their work. I moved from red badger to black badger and the change in tone was drastic. It really irked me.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Worked there for 3 seasons

    Foods & Merchanidise, Lifeguard, Entertainer (Former Employee) Farmington, UT

    ProsEverything. The people, the atmosphere, the age that you can start working, management, willing to work with your schedule, etc.

    ConsI don't think there are any benefits, at least not for lower-seasonal-only positions. Also, it's really easy to get a job here, so for people in Utah it's not the most impressive thing to have on a resume, but it's better than nothing. That's about it.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep it up :)

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A great starting experience.

    Games Attendant (Former Employee) Farmington, UT

    ProsAll the people you can meet and talk with. The employee's are great and the Games department is a real blast. Loved all the workers and became quick friends. It helps you get more social, it is always a good start for a first job.

    ConsThe heat was probably the worst, and I suppose being on your feet all day. Not to mention a few guests can be quite rude, however that's all around not just lagoon.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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